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Dean Y. Arakaki

 

Associate Professor Dean Y. Arakaki


Phone: 805-756-2625
Email: darakaki@calpoly.edu
Office: 20A-302

Winter 2021 Schedule
 

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:10-8:30 AM          
8:40-9:00 AM          
9:10-9:30 AM Lecture
Prep
Projects Lecture
Prep
Projects Lecture
Prep
9:40-10:00 AM
10:10-10:30 AM EE 440-01 EE 440-01 EE 440-01
10:40-11:00 AM
11:10-11:30 AM Office
Hour
Office
Hour
Office
Hour
11:40 AM-12:00 PM
12:10-12:30 PM Neutrinos
Project
    Food
Sterilization
Project
Radar
Project
12:40-1:00 PM    
1:10-1:30 PM       RF Amp
Project
Wildlife
Tracking
Project
1:40-2:00 PM      
2:10-2:30 PM Lecture
Prep
Lecture
Prep
Lecture
Prep
Lab Prep Lecture
Prep
2:40-3:00 PM
3:10-3:30 PM EE 402-02 EE 402-02 EE 402-02 EE 480-01 EE 402-02
3:40-4:00 PM
4:10-4:30 PM Office
Hour
Office
Hour
   
4:40-5:00 PM    
5:10-5:30 PM        
5:40-6:00 PM        
6:10-6:30 PM          
6:40-7:00 PM          
7:10-7:30 PM          
7:40-8:00 PM          
8:10-8:30 PM          
8:40-9:00 PM          
9:10-9:30 PM          
9:40-10:00 PM          

Biography

Dean Arakaki joined the Cal Poly faculty in 2001 and teaches courses in electromagnetics, RF systems, wireless communications, and antennas. Current interdepartmental projects involve students and faculty in both the biology and physics departments in developing algae biofuel culturing and processing methods (Boeing sponsored) and neutrino detecting antenna probe design for the ANITA and GNO (Antarctic and Greenland) programs. Multidisciplinary projects also include Wildlife Tracking (Animal Science and Aerospace Engineering Departments) and Portable Food Sterilization (Biological Sciences and Food Science Departments).

We also work on RFID tag analysis, antenna test chamber equipment (organic absorbers, positioner design, chamber layout) and EMC testing, and microstrip patch antenna design and analysis projects.

Past summer positions include the Spacecraft Antennas Group, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena, CA simulating and measuring reflectarray antennas (parallel supercomputers, anechoic chamber measurements); Summers of 2002 and 2003. Dual reflector system analysis, Radar Analysis Branch, Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Washington, DC; Summer 2004. RF communications systems simulations and analysis (US Marines), Oceanit Laboratories, Honolulu, Hawaii; Summers of 2006 and 2008.

Dean Arakaki received the Ph.D. in electrical engineering in 2000 from Penn State University, University Park, PA. Prior to teaching at Cal Poly, he worked in the Antenna, Microwave, and Systems Department at Raytheon Systems Company in Goleta, CA.

Teaching Interests

  • Computational Electromagnetics
  • Antennas
  • RF Systems

Resources

  • Anechoic Chamber - The Cal Poly EE Department operates a microwave-band Antenna Anechoic Chamber to complement coursework and student and company-sponsored projects in the antennas and RF (radio frequency) area.
  • Algae Biofuel - This Boeing-sponsored multidisciplinary research project focuses on algae cell biofuel production involving Cal Poly’s Biological Sciences, Food Sciences, Physics, and Electrical Engineering departments. We use pulsed electric fields to lyse (open) algae cells to release lipids for biofuel applications.
  • EMC Laboratory - The EE Department also operates the ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Laboratory (UHF range) for student and industry-sponsored projects and pre-qualification EMC characterization including radiated and conducted emissions, and radiated susceptibility and immunity testing.

 

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